Sunstone August 2 @ 2:00

Sunstone August 2 @ 2:00

The preliminary program has set my Sunstone paper (Cutting Down the Tree of Life to Build a Wooden Bridge) for Saturday, August 2nd at 2:00. The session will last until 3:30 and include my paper, a response, and Q&A from the audience.

Today Joseph and Hyrum Died

Today Joseph and Hyrum Died

This is the day Joseph and his brother Hyrum were killed. To be more accurate, it is the day Hyrum first, then Joseph momentarily afterwards, were killed. I spent some time speaking yesterday with a friend I baptized shortly after my own baptism just over 40 years ago. He was a member of the LDS
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Saturday June 28, 2014 Ephriam, Utah

Saturday June 28, 2014 Ephriam, Utah

This coming Saturday, June 28th at 9:30 a.m., I will speak at Snow College in Ephriam, Utah. The talk will take place at: Eccles Performing Arts CenterConcert Hall (seats 700)Center Street and 300 EastParking is available across the street Like the previous six talks in this series, admission is free. The talk will be on
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Sunstone Registration

Sunstone Registration

Sunstone is an organization that sponsors symposiums and publishes a magazine.  They charge for admission to their events. Here are a few more details about their upcoming 2014 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium: For all three days, all workshops, and an MP3 recording of the talks the cost is $225. For all three days without workshops, the
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Women Witnesses

Women Witnesses

At the time of Christ, culturally women were inferior to men. It was not that way from the beginning. Adam and Eve shared the labor equally. (Moses 5: 1.) In many ways the Lord deliberately challenged cultural and religious norms of His day. On the day of His resurrection, He made it a point to
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2014 Sunstone Symposium

2014 Sunstone Symposium

I will be presenting a paper at this summer’s Sunstone Symposium in Salt Lake City. The Symposium will be held July 30-August 2. The theme of the conference is “Mormonism Building Bridges.” The title of my paper is “Cutting Down the Tree of Life to Build a Wooden Bridge.” I will have a 90 minute
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The Facts

The Facts

Some recent comments and emails have accused me of becoming increasingly hostile and angry about the LDS church. These accusations came as a response to my recent post that said the church’s press release about the hierarchy not being involved with discipline was “a lie.” I was not angry when I wrote that, and do
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Agreement Through Spirit

Agreement Through Spirit

Any true doctrine or principal can be used for evil, oppression and excess.  To rightly give measure to the matter in your own life you must be guided by the Spirit of the matter, not the mere letter of the doctrine. Each life is different. Each of us have our own responsibilities to our families,
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Church Discipline Top-Down

Church Discipline Top-Down

The LDS Church issued the following statement posted on its website. I have copied and pasted as it appears in the original: SALT LAKE CITY —  The Church issued the following statement today in response to questions from the news media regarding Church discipline: “The Church is a family made up of millions of individuals with diverse
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History of D&C Section 27

History of D&C Section 27

Joseph Smith received a revelation on August 28th, 1830. When it was originally received, here is how it read in the first handwritten version (Revelation Book 1): A Revelation to the Church given at Harmony sesquehann County State of Pennsylvania given to Joseph the Seer at a time that he went to punch wine Sacrament
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